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Nuclear Energy Industry Transitions

Alex Marion will fill the newly created role of executive director of nuclear operations and engineering at NEI, effective June 1. He currently serves as senior director of engineering and has been with the Institute since its formation in 1994.

David Frank has joined Entergy as its vice president for supply chain management and chief procurement officer. Most recently, Frank directed Exelon Corp.’s strategic supply chain management operations.

Donald Schneider has been named vice president of energy delivery for FirstEnergy Corp., effective June 1. He has been with the company since 1982, most recently as vice president of commodity operations. Ali Jamshidi, current vice president of the energy delivery group, will replace him in that role. He also joined the company in 1982.

Obituary
Oren Benton, 72, died May 19 of colon cancer. He headed NUEXCO Trading Corp., which was the largest uranium trading operation in the world until its 1995 bankruptcy. Benton also was a former part-owner of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. He spent 20 years with the accounting firm Arthur Andersen before entering the uranium industry. Benton had served in the U.S. Army.

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Anonymous said…
I worked for Oren in the 1990s, assisting with his ventures in Russia and Ukraine, up until CONCORD/NUEXCO went bankrupt. He was a wonderful man with a big heart who, despite his perhaps somewhat unorthodox business practices, truly cared about the people with whom he worked in Russia and desired to help them in the difficult transition after the collapse of the USSR. He undertook a number of philanthropic endeavors aimed at helping youth and adults in Russia. May his soul rest in peace.

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